The District Attorney's Office is pursuing hate crime charges against three men who were arrested Friday for branding a mentally challenged man with a swastika symbol April 29. Jesse Sanford, 24, William Hatch, 28, and Paul Beebe, 26, believed to be associated with the white supremacist movement, were charged Friday with first-degree felony kidnapping, second-degree felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping, third-degree felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and fourth-degree felony conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, Farmington Police Sgt. Robert Perez said.
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